After a Far Side cartoon featured a chimpanzee referring to Jane Goodall as a “tramp”, the cartoonist received a letter from Goodall’s lawyers calling the comic an “atrocity”. Goodall herself later saw the cartoon and loved it, and wrote the introduction to one of the Far Side collections.

Jane Goodall

For the Australian author, see Jane R. Goodall.

Dame Jane Morris Goodall DBE (/ˈɡʊdɔːl/; born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 60-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees since she first went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960.

She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots programme, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. She has served on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project since its founding in 1996. In April 2002, she was named a UN Me… Continue Reading (19 minute read)

7 thoughts on “After a Far Side cartoon featured a chimpanzee referring to Jane Goodall as a “tramp”, the cartoonist received a letter from Goodall’s lawyers calling the comic an “atrocity”. Goodall herself later saw the cartoon and loved it, and wrote the introduction to one of the Far Side collections.”

  1. Stubbly_Poonjab

    >In 1988, when Larson visited Gombe, he was attacked by a chimpanzee named Frodo.

    sounds like a far side cartoon

  2. moodpecker

    You’ve got your lawyers on a pretty long leash if they’re sending out C&D letters without your knowledge on things you actually approve of.

  3. hobbitdude13

    Being the subject of a Far Side cartoon would make my decade.

  4. Sideways-In-Time

    You can’t throw shade on her life if you try.

  5. japroct

    Gary Larson had a unique talant for writing from animals points of view.

  6. Tex-Rob

    Lawyers with no sense of humor?!

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